Belfast Telegraph

End same-sex marriage ban call at Pride

By David Young

Calls for an end to Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage have found colourful voice on the streets of Belfast as thousands packed the city centre for the annual Pride parade.

Many of those taking part in the noisy weekend carnival used the opportunity to demand a change to legislation.

Among the chants resonating along the snake of floats were: "What do we want? Equal Marriage. When do we want it? Now."

In a clear reference to DUP leader Arlene Foster's opposition to lifting the prohibition, others sang: "Arlene, Arlene hear us clear - we want equal marriage here."

Spirits were high across the city centre as the sun bathed supporters and participants alike.

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK and Ireland that does not allow same-sex couples to wed.

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